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this is what it looked like on april 9 last year as the cherry blossoms were about to peak. i think they are gone by now. let's check with chief meteorologist doug hill. first an early bloom and now a late snow. what's next? doug: it looks like the possibility of the rain showers and the snowshowers at times tomorrow. but before we start the day, many areas west of metro washington shaded in purple are under a freeze warning tonight. they may have a hard freeze in some spots by morning. the forecast will be for the cold weather overnight. 32 to 38 by morning. clouds will be increasing. you could see first batch of mix rain and snowshowers in the morning. the future cast has it moving out at 7:30. then a break for an hour or two. later in the afternoon the gusty winds, temperatures in the 40's. more patches of the rain or snowshowers until 6:00. through tomorrow night, late tomorrow night will clear out. sunday will start with sunshine. clouds increase through the day. the cold
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overnight tonight. especially tomorrow night where the entire region is posted for a saturday night, sunday morning freeze. any warmer days ever? more coming up in a few minutes. maureen: stay ahead of the weather every day by signing up for stormwatch7 and alerts. you can have them texted right to your phone. sign up on wjla.com. leon: the former wooten high school quarterback accused of driving drunk causing a horrific deadly crash pleaded guilty. that surprise plea came days before samuel ellis was supposed to go on trial. montgomery county reporter kevin lewis is covering the story and checks in live from rockville. what do we know about the deal reached here with the plea? kevin: this was mutually beneficial for all parties involved. the prosecutors get convictions on the two top charges. in turn, samuel ellis gets three additional charges dropped. the vi
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week-long and emotional trial. i can tell you a very tight knit group of people knew about the plea deal. no reporters were present when ellis pled to two counts of vehicular manslaughter. most will remember the terrible crash from last june along a windy two-lane road in north pa toe mack. 18-year-old merck and calvin lee died in wreckage. today police revealed ellis' car dipped in a culvert and went airborne traveling 110 feet. the vehicle frame ripped apart by two trees and flew through the air. i landed on its hood and slid to a stop in a rational driveway. prosecutors went on to state and i quote -- "mr. ellis was driving the vehicle at a bare bones minimum of 65 miles per hour." this on a road with a posted speed limit of 35. >> this is a tro
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difficult case. is a tragedy. we will ask for jail time. we believe he should be held accountable. kevin: to that point a judge could sentence samuel ellis to up to 20 years in prison. both sides the defense and prosecution say that will most likely be in the range of three months to eight years in prison. live in rockville, i'm kevin lewis. maureen: thank you. the man who admitted carjacking an ambulance and causing a deadly crash will spend 16 years in prison. a judge sentenced isaacson today. he pleaded guilty to d.u.i., motor vehicle manslaughter and carjacking. police say he was drunk when he crashed his car in december of 2014. when an ambulance arrived to hem him, isaacson punched a paramedic, stole an ambulance and caused another crash in greenbelt that killed 77-year-old alvin hargrave. a woman was also
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prosecutors sought 25-year sentence for isaacson. leon: maryland lawmakers have until monday to pass noah's law. while it passed passed in both chambers, differences in language in both houses requires reconciliation and another vote. it would require anyone convicted of drunk driving to have an ignition interlock device placed inside the vehicle. the legislation is named after the montgomery county police officer noah leotta who was killed by a suspected drunk driver. maureen? maureen: noah's law isn't the only big piece of legislation left for the final hours of the maryland general assembly. as we report, the remaining bill face uncertain futures. >> as they arrive at the statehouse, maryland lawmakers are greeted by folks wearing surgical masks. all to promote a bill requiring most employers to give their workers up to seven days of paid sick leave a year. >> you know, this is a bill about the family values. a big that says that we want peep to be able to stay home when they are sick. reporter: the house alre
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in the senate is uncertain. also in limbo, comprehensive bill to see how wrongdoing are conditioned. >> it's very strong with the policing problems. so we are looking to get something through too much in there to let the bill die. >> the lawmakers are putting final touches on a series of tax relief bills. >> they earn tabbing tax credit and -- income tax credit. >> there are a lot of things to be resolved as we go forward. >> with unfinished business lawmakers plan to reconvene this weekend regardless of what they may accomplish. the 2016 session will not officially adjourn until midnight on monday. in annapolis, abc7 news. leon: unlicensed daycare provider in oxon hill is facing first-degree murder and child abuse charges tonight. police say 9 no-huddle savannah wright -- 9-month-old savannah wright died in the care of beatrice manning.
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called 911 from her home december 2 and saying the baby was unresponsive. two days later the child died at the children's national medical center from blunt force trauma. manning is now free on bail. a 13-year-old boy is in the hospital tonight after a stabbing near the rhode island avenue petro station. it happened happened in a fightd 1:00 this afternoon. police are investigating but they have not yet made any arrests. injuries are not life threatening. maureen: still ahead at 6:00 -- dangerous problems discovered on the d.c. circulator buses. what is being done to fix them. leon: you want to see this. the surfer knocked off the board. the month you are most likely to see things happen. encounters with shark on florida vacation. if you have a florida vacation. that is coming up here next at 6:00.
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announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 6:00". on your side. maureen: the set is ready for abc's "jeopardy." what you are looking at now is a time lapse showing the week-long construction of the "jeopardy" set at d.a.r. constitution hall in northwest washington. taping of "jeopardy" start there tomorrow. right now on wjla.com, you can watch the one-on-one interview with alex trebek, the star of the show about the big shows coming up.
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leon: i have something else to see in the meantime. check this out. must-see video in florida. paddle boarder has a close encounter in jupiter, florida. [bleep] leon: you can understand his excitement. maximo believes he encountered a spinner shark. he wasn't hurt. amazingly, he says this is the second time that this has happened to him. can believe that? maureen: lucky guy. that wasn't a spinner shark. that was a surfboarding shark. leon: must be time for him to change the cologne. the second time it happened. we can't call it a shark attack. a shark assault maybe. i don't know. florida as we know does get its share of them every year. despite the surge in spring breakers heading that way. april is not the bu
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for shark encounters in florida. record is held by the month of october. april comes in fifth on the list. if you are counting. maureen: which month comes in last? that is when we will go to florida. leon: january. maureen: coming up next at 6:00 -- a family fight to save the livelihood as a 15-year-old fights for his life. big step in recovery and the lesson the whole family says they are learning still ahead. doug: large part of the area under freeze warning tonight. many part of the area could see rain or snowshowers tomorrow. not kidding. robert: i'm robert burton. coming up in sports the caps need to get it together. we hear from barry trotz. plus, do or die for the wizards. the silver lining in the matchup. time magazine called chris van hollen "a hero to environmentalists, education groups, and gun control advocates" for his accomplishments as a young legislator.
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er in congress and key ally of president obama, protecting planned parenthood and social security... chris van hollen is the only candidate who fought the wall street banks and the nra...and won. that's why he's endorsed by the post as the "talented successor" to senator mikulski who will "deliver results." i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message. ranking from top to bottom. company of the year? luxury cars just seem like they would be top awarded. better be some awards behind what you are paying for, right. the final answer. chevy. the most awarded car company two years in a row. wow, it's like a luxury car. i was shocked. i mean it's like, this is chevy?
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maureen: a live look at the friday evening rush southbound i-95. if at this moment you take express lanes on this stretch of road near quantico it will cost you $14. the company
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tool to track toll prices and the traffic. the transurban smart phone app has live traffic camera and warnings when you have unpaid tolls and now in the itunes and the google play stores. remember the toll lanes are expanding. two meetings planned for next week on the idea of extending the express lanes to the pentagon on i-395. leon: an audit found problems with all of the bus fleet for the circulators. one problem on 95% of buses on the roads right now. the issues range from engine problems to cracked windshield, fuel leak and exposed wires. they have failed to oversee first transit. they say repairs are being made and the oversight changes are being implemented. the maryland general assembly has oerridden governor larry hogan's veto of a transportation bill. the new law w
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transportation projects going forward. hogan opposed that change saying it would limit local input and strip the executive branch of the authority over transportation decisions. maureen: the weekend freeze may deal another blow to a maryland family. last month we showed you how a small town is helping the family of wyatt black. he has spent weeks with meningitis and now the farm is bracing for possible crop-killing temperatures. amy aubert shows us they are not giving up. amy: in all the years robert black worked on the family farm -- >> get out of high school. been on the farm ever since. amy: they have never seen a freeze quite like this. >> this is part of farming. you go with it. amy: warmer temperatures early in the year encouraged blossoms. they have covered 1% of the crops. with a tarp. a measure th
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now a recent freeze already taking a toll on a significant amount of apricot buds. >> there is no such thing as a second bloom. you get one bloom or set of fruit a year. so we have to wait till next year. amy: patience, something black learned deeply in the past few months. >> you keep moving ahead and you look forward. stay positive. amy: in late february, his grandson unresponsive and rushed to the hospital. he is till recovering from bacterial meningitis. >> can you shake pop-pop's hand? he did. now i can't tell you what joy that was. amy: in past week he says his grandson opened his eyes. >> look there. i got one. amy: a lesson of hope. >> i won't take it off. that is good and green. amy: the patients learn through the difficult t
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>> get better quick. keep coming along and get you home soon. >> amy aubert, abc7 news. leon: not just a matter of not wanning to see any snow coming in, but being inconvenience. a lot of folks depend on the weather to make a good change. >> it will be close tonight. tomorrow night again. at or below freezing. the warnings were a good call. we don't for the metro washington area, we don't have a freeze warning tonight. it's possible for points wes the freeze is likely by morning. get started, ground to cover. you may won't to hear about the snow or the rain showers. i wasn't talking about illinois, wisconsin, i'm talking about the washington weather. 54 and 43 is the high and low today. there are the afternoons. the average high of 64. even though 54 is tolerable, it's well below average. storm just nasty around here. beautiful at the moment. look across the potomac river. absolutely gorgeous. the temperature is 53 at the reagan national airport.
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temperatures will drop. upper 40's west. lower 50's for most of the metro area. we see some increasing cloudiness later in the evening. temperatures farther west are colder. this is the air mass brought down by increasingly northwesterly winds. most of the day are in the 40's. the winds increase through the day, it will feel like wind chill in the 30's. on top of that we have the rain shower and snowshowers. not rain now iser or snowshowers all -- rain or snowshowers all day. there are breaks. the center of the circulation southeast of chicago with a cold front moving through that. the whole mass is moving through here. but there are segment and the areas of the rain showers. closeup of chicago. they have gone to snow in chicagoland as the temperatures in the upper 30's. for us, increasing cloudiness tonight. overnight we look for the temperatures between 32 and 38 by the morning with a freeze warning in effect. this is the warning that stretches to maryland, pennsylvania, border. south and
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a freeze warning tonight. we could be under tonight. we are under a freeze watch ahead of time for tomorrow night. see what the weather service does with that. they could upgrade it to a warning. by 6:00 in the morning, areas of snowshowers rapped showers blue and green across the area. rapidly moving northeast. we may have a break of several hours. it's not impossible that the sun could make an appearance. the winds will rach up. quickly through the midday and the afternoon, clouds and the showers back in as the area of low pressure goes east of us. winds up very quickly. that increases the wind, increases the precipitation. band of snowshowers at 5:30 through the area. getting through the late night hour it will clear out. looks like by sunday we will start the day with the sunshine. maybe get cloudiness increasing late in day. tomorrow afternoon at 4:00, nats have a home game. it will be breezy with rain or the snowshowers possibility with the gusty winds. same for d.c. united. you can watch
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tomorrow on abc7. quick look at the seven-day. 46 tomorrow. 52 on sunday. warmer day with the showers monday to tuesday. three days of sunshine. can that be true? wednesday, thursday, friday? three days of sunshine? i have to check my computer. that doesn't seem right. back to you. [laughter] leon: all right. maureen: something is wrong with the numbers. they should be inverted. instead of 46, it should be 64 i think. like the game numbers. leon: exactly. guys downtown only care about one number. one win. they need it tonight. robert: if they don't it's all over. playoff hope for wizard depends tonight. was that a fun opening day or what? dusty is lost on the way to the park. rain delay. awesome. we'll hear from the players next in
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announcer: now the toyota sports desk. brought to you by your local toyota dealer. robert: we'll start with hoops. do or die for wizards. they have the pistons tonight. if they lose this one, that is it. no playoffs. this won't help. john wall is a game-time decision. he might not play tonight because of a swollen right knee. three and a half games back from the eighth playoff spot in the east. here is the silver lining. the wizards are 3-0 against thepy on thes this season. for the -- for thepitons this season. the wizards have to win out and thepitons have to lose their last three -- pistons have to lose the last three. anyt
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nats are off today minus eventful opening day minus the rain delay and the 6-4 loss to the marlins it was a good day. nats fans can take some good from yesterday. daniel murphy had a base-clearing triple. remember dusty baker got lost on the way to nats park. a lot of stuff happened yesterday. but for a vet like ryan zimmerman, he has seen it all. >> it's nice to do it and get in the routine. play a day, have a day off. playing two days, having a day off. we like to get going and get into that. into that grind. it's special every year. i have been here forever. have a special place in my heart for here. it's fun. leon: get excited, zimm. robert: the caps are off but they might want to pick it up. they lost five of the last seven including a 4-3 loss to penguins last night. >> we have lost a couple of games here. starts to sink in more.
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today. the response is good. the response was good. it has been good all year. but i think it's go time now. time to make sure we are ready for the playoffs. we will be. robert: all right. final note. former football star d'brickashaw ferguson announced his retirement after ten years in the nfl. he started every game of his career and only 32 years old. young retirement there. leon: can't retire the name. still one of the most unusual in the nfl. robert: d'brickashaw. maureen: we have the latest for the weekend. doug: freeze warning west of town. tomorrow, rain and snowshowers. gusty winds. steve will have the latest computer guidance. updating the forecast for the freeze warning. nasty weekend. blame it on steve. not me. maureen: it's his fault. "world news tonight" with david muir coming up next.
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he was flicking matches on me... for my life. my ex-husband's intentions were to murder me. glenn: i made sure yvette's abuser went away for good, and put in place tougher sentences, because domestic violence can never be tolerated. yvette: mr. ivey showed compassion. i felt like i could trust him. narrator: glenn ivey. as state's attorney, a proven leader. in congress, he'll combat domestic violence, and protect president obama's legacy. glenn: i'm glenn ivey and i approve this message, because i'm on your side.
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time magazine called chris van hollen "a hero to environmentalists, education groups, and gun control advocates" for his accomplishments as a young legislator. now a respected leader in congress and key ally of president obama, protecting planned parenthood and social security... chris van hollen is the only candidate who fought the wall street banks and the nra...and won. that's why he's endorsed by the post as the "talented successor" to senator mikulski who will "deliver results." i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message.
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breaking news. murder on campus. tonight, the major break in the case. a teen suspect, allegedly seen on surveillance video, now under arrest. accused of killing a female freshman at a major university. how police tracked him down. the major terror arrest. is he the man in the hat, seen before and after the deadly bombings in brussels? deep freeze. spring temperatures on hold. the arctic blast sweeping across 20 states, now moving east. on the loose. the accused killer escaping the psych ward, spotted at his parents' home. his mother calling 911. did police make a mistake by not watching the house? and, fast and furious. new images of this wild chase. suspects tearing up the streets of los angeles

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